Yesterday it was almost 90 degrees!! With very little humidity! Needless to say, such a rare treat for us Upstate New Yorkers was GREAT. I was able to sit outside without sweating buckets.
Today is much the same, with a bit of a breeze. Tropical Storm Alberto is chugging up the Atlantic Coast, and I expect we’ll see a bit of rainfall from that. When most people think of hurricanes, they no doubt think of Florida or the Carolinas (for good reason), but the Northeast and New England has had her share of destructive hurricanes. I researched and wrote a post about the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 that wiped out entire towns and carved through Long Island, creating Shinnecock Bay. Most of the time, though, we in New York State are inundated with rain– inches of it per hour.
Good heavens, I do ramble on. Here is the meme for today.
1. Finish this sentence – The last book I read and enjoyed was….
Tough choice. I usually read two to three books at the same time. I just finished “When Christ and His Saints Slept” by Sharon Kay Penman, an historical fiction book about the English Civil War in the 1100s. I also just finished “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins, which was “ok.” (I liked “The Hunger Games” better). And I also just finished “Historic Storms of New England,” a very old book (1800s) recounting every catastrophe to hit New England– and there used to be a heck of a lot of hurricanes and earthquakes and other strange phenomenon back then, weird! I can’t decide on which one I liked best. Maybe “Mockingjay” because it didn’t have any immoral stuff, but it was rather violent. I’m currently reading James Ussher’s “Annals of the World” and the “Anglo-Saxon Chronicles” which are much, much better. Ussher’s book is superb!!
2. Do you have special Victoria Day (Canadian) or Memorial Day (US) traditions? If you don’t live in Canada or the US, what is the next holiday that you are celebrating where you are?
Not really. We used to attend the local parade when the kids were younger. Usually, we’re all working on the holiday. Our only “big” holidays of the year are Thanksgiving Day and Independence Day.
3. If you could invent something to make your life simpler, what would it be?
A tree that dispenses $100 bills when I press a button. lol
4. What is your favorite recent blog post?
Hmmm…. I haven’t been writing too many whimsical posts lately (these are my favorites). I guess things like having your entire web server and blogs hacked and having an ornery copy editor at work kind of cuts down the whimsy…. but I bounced back enough to write Cat-Food Flavored Coffee, Or How You Know You’re Getting Older… last week. Yummmmm….
Now I get to ask a question! Hmm
Do you own a “smartphone” or a regular cell phone?